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Date: 29 September 2022
Time: 17.30 CET
Venue: Moody’s France, 96 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France


“As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature.”

Article 1 UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

Financial markets are more multicultural, multilingual and intergenerational than ever before. In the context of globalisation, migration and international exchanges, new challenges surround our interactions in the workplace. Working in a multicultural environment can be a satisfying and rewarding experience, but cultural differences can lead to misinterpretation, misunderstanding or even unintentional insult.

Join us for this IWN event in Paris to hear financial market professionals sharing their experiences navigating cultural differences in the workplace. The formal presentation will be followed by networking. 

« Source d’échanges, d’innovation et de créativité, la diversité culturelle est, pour le genre humain, aussi nécessaire qu’est la biodiversité dans l’ordre du vivant. »

Article 1 de la Déclaration universelle sur la diversité culturelle de l’UNESCO

Les marchés financiers sont depuis longtemps multiculturels, polyglottes et intergénérationnels. A la suite d’internationalisation, d’expatriation, de délocalisation, d’échanges internationaux, nos interactions dans le milieu professionnel multiplient les occasions d’être confronté à des pratiques dont l’acceptabilité sociale est différente. Travailler dans un environnement multiculturel peut s’avérer une expérience satisfaisante et enrichissante. Mais ce qui peut être considéré comme un comportement approprié pour une culture donnée est parfois inapproprié pour une autre. Les malentendus surviennent lorsque l’on utilise son propre cadre d’interaction pour communiquer avec une personne d’origine culturelle différente. Cela peut amener à une mauvaise interprétation, un quiproquo voire une insulte involontaire.

Cette soirée propose un échange d’expériences. Des professionnel(le)s des marchés financiers vous présenteront comment ils et elles ont appris à adapter leur capital culturel à d’autres univers. 

Admission: This event is free to attend; however, it is only open to ICMA members and stakeholders by invitation. Register now.

Check if you work for an ICMA member firm here


Registration will close at 17:00 CET on 28 September 2022.

Please note: this event will take place in-person only. There will not be a virtual component.

This event will take place in a combination of English and French.

If you have any questions, please contact ICMA events.

17:30   Registration

Nathalie Masset, Deputy Director, Head of Fixed Income, Euronext and Chairwoman of ICMA French Women’s Network
18:10   Keynote presentation
Alejandro Olivo Villa, Managing Director - Sovereign/Sub Sovereign, Moody's Investors Service
18:25   Welcome remark and sharing of experience (in English)
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA

  Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sanaa Clausse-BenAbdelhadi, Senior Director, Head of Business Development, ICMA

  • Anne Flori, Funding Officer, Directorate for Finance, Council of Europe Development Bank
  • Mélanie Job, Senior Product Specialist Trading Solutions, EMEA & APAC, MarketAxess
  • Ibrahima Kobar, CFA, Global CIO, OSTRUM Asset Management
  • Zoe Russo, Investor Relations & Sustainable Finance, The World Bank Treasury
19:20   Networking reception
20:30   Event close


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